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Dealing with Sjogren's Syndrome

Monday, 29 August 2011 08:26 AM

Question: I have Sjogren’s syndrome. When I take supplemental antioxidants my symptoms get worse, especially the fatigue, but I can eat fruits and vegetables. Why does my body react this way?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

Sjogren’s is a syndrome linked to an autoimmune mechanism. Several vitamins enhance immunity and can make the symptoms worse. This is especially true of the carotenoids (beta-carotene and astaxanthin). Pure curcumin extract from turmeric would be better. Mixing it with extra-virgin olive oil greatly enhances absorption. Quercetin is another good anti-inflammatory.

Additional supplements that reduce inflammation and autoimmune reactions include high-EPA omega-3 oils, magnesium, skullcap extract (Balcalein), jatoba extract, and hawthorn extract.

Editor's Note: Tennis champion Venus Williams recently withdrew from the 2011 U.S. Open after revealing she has Sjogren's syndrome.

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